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Everyday guy turns millionaire

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video One man is $1 million richer from a Powerball ticket he bought at a store in Whiteville. Dreams really do come true, and the community says it couldn't have happened to a better guy. Full story...
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Whiteville farmer wins million dollars on lottery ticket

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Russell Menser, a farmer from Whiteville, can count himself among the luckiest people in Columbus County after the Powerball ticket he purchased for the Feb. 26 drawing wound up being worth $1 million. Full story...
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DEVELOPING STORY: B.J. Wright arrested in SC, returns to Columbus County

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video The man hunt for B.J. Wright has finally ended. Wright was arrested this morning across the state line in Horry County, SC. The Columbus County Sheriff's Department brought him back to the Columbus County Courthouse this afternoon. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: A look at B.J. Wright's Bonding Info Report

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A closer look at the charges and bond amounts B.J. Wright is facing... Full story...
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Whiteville baseball coach gets tossed out of season opener against Laney

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video Whiteville baseball coach Brett Harwood only watched half the game on Tuesday night in the Wolfpack's baseball season opener against the defending state 4-A champions, Laney High School. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Tabor City Police - The craziness stops when R.C. is in the ground

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videoThe saga involving former state Sen. R.C. Soles and a group of young men he defended in court has lasted for years. One Tabor City Police officer says it will not end when one of those young men, B.J. Wright, is finally arrested. He says it will take something more. Full story...
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Jury selection begins for man accused of four murders

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It's the first death penalty case in more than a decade for Columbus County. Danny Lamont Thomas, a 38-year-old former resident of Chadbourn is on trial for the murder of four people. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mom arrested for allegedly driving daughter to fight

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video The mother accused of driving her teenage daughter to a fight with another girl and egging them on has been arrested. Full story...
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B.J. Wright strips down on Soles's property

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video B.J. Wright and R.C. Soles are at it again. Wright was spotted last night at Soles' residence in Tabor City, where police say shots were fired by the former state senator. Wright was once again caught trespassing on Soles' property. But, this time, Wright left a little something behind. His clothes. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: More than 30 watch girl fight in Whiteville

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video High school can be hard, especially when you add Facebook into the equation. Two Columbus County teenaged girls decide to take their battle of words online to a battle of fists in the street. Full story...
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Whiteville High band director fired

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A high school band director is playing a sad song. Chance Bryant was fired Friday from his job at Whiteville High School. Full story...
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Whiteville native Chester McGlockton will be inducted into SC Sports Hall of Fame

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Whiteville has a rich history of producing outstanding athletes. Chester McGlockton is certainly close to the top of the list. In his playing days Chester clearly did his talking on the field. In fact he turned out to be a first round NFL draft pick. Full story...
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Search for Wright heads south

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The Tabor City Police Department's search for a career criminal with ties to R.C. Soles has extended south of the border. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: B.J. Wright facing $1 million bond, Allen Strickland in and out of jail for incidents at Soles's home

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video Two young men with a checkered past and connections to R.C Soles are back in trouble after another incident at the former senator's home. Full story...
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Nakina man charged with murder by golf club

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A Columbus County man is in jail charged with killing his mother's boyfriend. Full story...
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